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ABC
Feb 6, 2013 1:40am PST
it, do what you got to do. >>> but first, the budget crisis looming once again. president obama is suggesting a short-term fix this time. >> it's a way to put off huge cuts to the military, as well as to domestic programs, all those cuts are set to go into effect in a few weeks. abc's karen travers has the latest from washington. good morning to you, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, diana. deja vu all over again. another deadline and president obama is telling congress if you can't get something big done, just get something done. kick the can. it's now washington's favorite game. with yet another major deadline looming for the massive automatic spending cuts, president obama said if congress can't get a big deal together by march 1 -- >> they should at least pass a smaller package of spending cuts and tax reforms that would delay the economically damaging effects of the sequester for a few more months. >> reporter: but congress has already done that once. in order to avoid the fiscal cliff at new year's, lawmakers agreed to push off the automatic spending cuts f
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 2:35am EST
good for mr. brennan. but the drone has become the hot issue, because the obama administration has kind of changed positions in the last couple of years about, you know, tactics. >>> well, the dream of luxury living is over for a squatter in south florida. andre barbossa had taken over this foreclosed mansion, claiming an archaic law called adverse possession. but the bank of america, which owns the multimillion dollar property, had him evicted. the bank even had the locks changed and posted a 24-hour guard just to make sure the place remains unoccupied. >> this story should entertain you guys. a man in tennessee has quit his job after being linked with the number 666 through his employer several times. he received i.d. badge 666. another document also included is the so-called number of the beast. and the final straw was his recent w-2 form, when it included 666. he knew then he simply had to go. >> don't accept any papers, any telephone bills, anything with number of that. >> the company says it wants walter back on the job and will issue him a new w-2 form and has banned the use
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
. her parents will sit with michelle obama at tonight's state of the union. >> that's certainly a nice gesture. you have to wonder how heavily the president will hit on that tonight. they said unlike the inaugural speech, this will be an address much more focused on the economy than some of the other issues. >> and just going back to that for one second. the two people charged, 18 and 20 years old. very young men. >> babies killing babies. >>> in other news, heavy rain is slowing down the cleanup effort after that powerful tornado tore through the state of mississippi. the twister barreled through three counties for 75 miles, damaging or destroying near lly 600 homes. he was an e-4 and more than 80 people were hurt but amazingly no one was killed. >> so your dad's ashes -- >> they were in the front living room. >> did he die recently? >> yes, sir, about two months ago. >> maybe he was watching over you guys. >> he had to be. i know somebody was. >> officials say it could have been a lot worse, but see remembers gave residents a 30-minute warning. many businesses were closed because it
ABC
Feb 6, 2013 2:35am EST
expressing concerns about the obama administration's use of drones. and it's expected to be debated tomorrow. concerns are intensifying after the release of a justice department document that claims drones can be used against al qaeda targets without evidence of specific plots against the u.s. and president obama will be heading to israel next month for meetings with newly re-elected israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. he was there in 2008 when he was a presidential candidate. during this trip, the president plans to meet with arab leaders. >>> also in the middle east, iranian president ahmadinejad was in egypt. at a mosque in cairo, a protester threw his shoe at ahmadinejad, which is a big shine of disrespect. that person was arrested. >>> in south korea, a terrifying car crash caught on tape. an suv struck an oncoming after flying over a hedge. it shattered the car's wind shooeld, but we are told both drivers somehow managed to survive the accident. >> wow. you can hear the screaming. oh, one more time. >>> as if getting ready to give birth isn't anxiety producing enough, and i know
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 2:35am EST
mazing. >>> president obama is among those praising the agents who successfully rescued the little buy who had spent seven days in captivity. >> ethan has been taken to a hospital where he has been reunited with his mother. abc's correspondent reports on the unfolding drama from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: after a week-long standoff a happy day in alabama where the little boy kidnapped from the school bus is safe. a new picture of 5-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news has learned authorities were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitor dykes' movements. when they be kale increasingly concerned he might act out they positioned the swat team near the entrance and used an explosive charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. the standoff began last tuesday when the suspect boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. 5-year-old ethan believed to have autism
ABC
Feb 5, 2013 1:40am PST
: the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we have identified gaping holes in the background checks and really has become what is america's dirty little secret about the background checks. >> reporter: last year nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. the background check is only as the good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this, 12 states submit actively mental health records to the database. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money for record keeping and urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> what an eye-opening report that is. sad and depressing that many holes
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 3:00am PST
. you'll hear what president obama has to say about it. >>> and a 6-year-old girl is in a heap of trouble this morning. police say she took her mom's car keys, went on a wild ride. that's the consequence. look at that. we're going to tell you what drove her to take off. ooh! you keep doing that today. >> there's a sweet reason behind it. >> but when a 6-year-old does anything, it's always sweet. she's okay. we should say that. because that looked like an accident. and is it was. but she's okay. we'll get to that. >> also later this half hour, now that diana is joining us for good, we get to see where she's been. some quality time with our new anchor coming up. oh, deejay. >> deejay dp, that's me. >> i like it. got a little soul. i can tell. new york girl, too. >> from queens. >> oh, yes indeed. >> but i was born in philly, i should say. i've got branches. >> all over the northeast. >> yes. i branch out and i show love to be everybody. >> i was actually born in philadelphia as well. grew up in new jersey. first date. >> this is a good one. >> this is a good one. >>> truth was, a li
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 2:30am EST
this week whether to open its membership to gays. president obama, who serves as honorary president of the scouts, said he opposes the ex-exclusion of gays. the scouts' top leadership is meeting this week near dallas to discuss the issue more. >>> and here's your monday forecast. snow showers in the dakotas. snow ending this morning in minneapolis, chicago, and detroit. snow later in the ohio valley, new jersey, and philly. rainy around seattle. and from houston. >> 30s from boise to salt lake city. 16 in fargo. 20s from omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> carnival season is about to kick off around the world. and the party is already getting started in rio. >> mm-hmm. and you might say the festivities are going to the dogs. quite literally. hundreds of dogs got dolled up for a special block party. the precarnaval parade featured custom canines from all breeds, sizes, and colors. that looks like pee. >> i was thinking the same thing. dogs got a little freak in them. roll that a little bit. roll back up. you cut me off. there you go. and to make sure they didn't get dehydrate
ABC
Feb 4, 2013 2:05am EST
later this half hour. so keep it right here on abc news. >>> and before the game, president obama shared his thoughts about the risk of injuries for younger players. mr. obama tells cbs news that if he had a son interested in football he would think before letting him play, given what's known about head injuries. but the president told cbs that's for nfl players and it's a different matter for them, he said. >> these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline, pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer, and that means that the game probably going to evolve a little bit. >> the president also spoke for the first time about the new pentagon ruling allowing women at the front lines. mr. obama said for all practical matters women are already serving in combat and serving with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >>> and now to breaking news this morning from southern california where there has been a deadly bus crash. a
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 2:30am EST
snowstorm over the weekend. president obama has declared a state of emergency in connecticut where the town of hamden got 40 inches of snow. after more than 6,000 flight cancellations, airports are getting back to normal. but mother nature was not kind. >> i can't imagine it. areas hit by that blizzard can now expect freezing rain this morning. >> good morning, abdrew. >> good morning. unsettled sunday. this same cold front giving us another round of showers and thunderstorms now today not looking for as big a severe weather threat. but damaging wind gusts not out of the question, as are the flooding downpours, because these are the same hit areas of all the thunderstorms on sunday. where this is coming from, a disturbance across the northeast, giving us quite a mess especially in the morning. a couple of inches of snow across portions of maine. rob and diana, back to you. >> when does spring start enough? >> not soon enough. >>> let's say you never know what you are going to get when you see a minor league hockey game. last friday, a live condor stole the show. >> the bird's handler i
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
. >>> president obama is now putting the finishing touches on his state of the union address, which he'll deliver before congress tomorrow night. we're told the focus of the president's speech will be boosting job creation and growing the economy. the president is expected to ring some alarm bells about automatic defense cuts and education and push for strict g ier gun laws. join us tomorrow night beginning at 9:00 eastern. >>> for all of you animal lover, it's that time of year once again. 137th annual westminister kennel club dog show. >> being a true lover of dogs myself, this is one of my favorite events of the entire year. seeing the best of practically every breed of dog in the same place. >> oh, lord, help us. >> the judging begins today, but we're not going to know which dog is best in show until tomorrow night. say all you want about this event. but here's to put it into perspective for you. westminister predates the invention of the lightbulb, the automobile, the building of the brocklin bridge, the invention of basketball, and the establishment of the world series. so say all you want
ABC
Feb 7, 2013 1:40am PST
the growing controversy whether americans can be targeted in drone strikes. president obama is releasing confidential information about why such strikes are legal and necessary. >> as the cia director nominee faces tough questions today on capitol hill. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a secret war, and in a sign of how pervasive and how hidden it is, the revelation that america has a secret base in saudi arabia, used to launch drones throughout the region. a tactic against terror which has grown 700% under the obama administration. whatever the benefit of the drone strikes, they have created enormous resentment among some here in the region, who view the strikes as another sign of american arrogance. everywhere i travel, from yemen -- >> i think americans they have no right. they have no right. this is our fight. >> reporter: to pakistan. >> you can keep saying, yes, you are hitting the top leadership. but the by-product of this is anger, anger among the innocent people who are getting killed. so you're just creating more terrorists. >> reporter: now the man who
ABC
Feb 8, 2013 1:40am PST
untreated, we have a problem. >> reporter: staneck is president obama's ear, using white house meetings to push for more resources to identify and treat the mentally ill and keep dangerous people away from guns. the problem can be seen at jails across the country like this one, where an estimated 25% to 30% of inmates suffer from a mental illness. experts say not all those people belong here. those that do sometimes struggle to get the care they need. 8 of the 9 killers in mass shootings last year had histories of mental illness. few received care and none were blocked from legally purchasing a well because of gaps in the federal background system. >> when we run the background check for you to purchase or acquire a hand gun, if we say it's okay, nothing comes back, you should be good to go. the fact of the matter it's not. it's really become america's dirty little secret about these background checks. >> reporter: just 12 states actively submit mental health data to the federal data base. those that do only include court ordered records. on a visit to minnesota this week presi
ABC
Feb 11, 2013 3:00am PST
inches in connecticut where president obama has now declared a state of emergency. the weight of all the big blizzard left mind now tracking houses and wearing on nerves. >> it's horrible. when you shovel your driveway, the plows come and put snow back on the driveway. >> reporter: many of those who are making it out of their driveways are finding the roads still a mess. on long island, the cleanup continues on streets where drivers were left stranded for hours. and back home, hundreds of thousands in new england are learning they are still without power. >> we got her bundled up in coveralls and a vest and blankets. but it's still not enough. her hands are freezing cold. so, we're going to bring her down here. >> reporter: emergency shelters still open, many schools remaining closed. as it becomes clear, lit be a while before these blizzard blues melt away. >> i think it's going to be a few days before we're back and really functioning. >> reporter: and possibly slowing things down even more, the forecast for monday calls for rain, sleet, and even more snow. rob and diana? >> thank
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 1:40am PST
possible list. >>> in other news this morning, president obama is expected to highlight the battle against gun violence, immigration reform and increasing taxes in tonight's state of the union address. he'll speak before a sharply divided congress who has invited guests that include both ends of the spectrum. among them, ted nugent and a teacher who survived the sandy hook shooting rampage. >>> the parents of chicago murder victim hadiya pendleton are going to sit with the first lady tonight during the president's speech. two suspected gang members have now been charged in the 15-year-old honor student's death. police say it was apparently a case of mistaken identity. one of the suspects told them that a rival gang member was the intended target. >>> now to another case of deadly gun violence. bullets flying at a court house in delaware. witnesses say a man shot and killed two women as they approached the metal detectors of the county courthouse in wilmington. he also wounded two cops before he himself was fatally shot. one victim was the shooter's estranged wife. he had been invol
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